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Question (12/29/2011):

Title: Eating pears when taking flecainide, warfarin and metformin.

Vaguely remember reading about not eating pears when taking one of my meds, but cannot find it now.

I take: flecainide warfarin and metformin.

Answer:

Flecainide acetate is a class of antiarrhythmic agent

Antiarrhythmic agents interact with grapefruit

Warfarin is an anticoagulant.

Grapes, apples and pineapples, are great anticoagulants

Warfarin interacts with mango fruit.

Metformin, an oral antidiabetic drug, interacts with Prickly pear cactus a plant that is part of the diet in Mexican and Mexican-American cultures.


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